The New Orleans Pelicans (8-7) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (6-7) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on BSSC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Pelicans vs Clippers
The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win
In the game against the Kings, Zion Williamson was the top scorer for New Orleans, recording 25 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 47.1%. The Pelicans picked up a 117-112 win, and Brandon Ingram also added 23 points which was 2nd on the team.
Today’s matchup sees the Pelicans seeking to extend their current two game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 8-7. Away from home, the Pelicans have a 2-3 record this season, while maintaining a 6-4 record in their home games.
Against the spread, the Pelicans have covered in five straight games and have an overall ATS record of 9-6. The Pelicans currently have a five game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 2-2 vs. the spread as the favorite.
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Clippers took down the Spurs by a score of 109-102. the Clippers entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 54-48.
A victory against the Pelicans would bring the Clippers’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 6-7. In their 13 games, the Clippers have achieved a 5-5 record in games against Western Conference teams, and they have a 1-2 record in non-conference play.
Los Angeles’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 5-8 for the season. On the road, the Clippers have an ATS record of 2-6, as opposed to a 3-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
In 15 games games, New Orleans has an average of 113.5 points per game (16th). Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 12th, with an average of 18.3 made free-throws per game.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 113.2 points per game. So far, the Clippers are averaging 99.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 19th in made field goals per game.
Pelicans Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 113.9 points per contest.
The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 31.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.
Clippers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 23.1% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 109.1 points per game allowed.
For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 7th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.6 free-throws per game vs. the Clippers and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.1%.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Clippers
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Brandon Ingram as the primary point contributor for the Pelicans, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 8/15 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 24 points per game, in addition to 5.3 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Kawhi Leonard as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.4 points per game.
Pelicans vs Clippers Trends
- Through their last three road games, New Orleans has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 106 points per game.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Pelicans have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. New Orleans posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Los Angeles has a poor record vs the spread going 1-4. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.
The Pelicans come in as the underdog at +5.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 224, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Clippers to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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